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During Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Those at Risk Urged to Bone Up on Silent Disease

National Osteoporosis Awareness Month in May is an opportune time to discuss ways to promote good bone health and take action if at risk, say experts at Hospital for Special Surgery. They provide helpful advice.
10-May-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mid-Calf Nerve Block May Enable Early Rehabilitation After Foot and Ankle Surgery, Preventing Pain While Allowing Foot Movement

A pilot study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shows evidence that a mid-calf nerve block is a safe and effective regional anesthetic option for foot and ankle surgeries and may enable faster recovery of motor function of the ankle...
22-Apr-2023 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Total Joint Arthroplasty May Provide the Best Reduction in Complications in Older Patients With Fewer Comorbidities

In a study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), researchers found that the use of peripheral nerve blocks in total knee and total hip arthroplasty were associated with a consistent reduction in risk for postoperative complications in...
22-Apr-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Profile in Courage

A HS quarterback beats cancer, training while receiving chemo to get back to the game. Later has surgery at HSS, inspires staff. Receives Heart of a Giant Award from USA Football and HSS, also named Honored Hero by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society....
20-Mar-2023 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HSS Study Shows MISB, a Minimally Invasive Procedure for Treating Bunions, Does Not Affect Flatfoot

Existing thought in the orthopedic world is that treating a bunion with the minimally invasive procedure MISB may make a person’s flatfoot worse. A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City shows that this...
10-Mar-2023 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

HSS Presents Research at 2023 AAOS Annual Meeting

At this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, held March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented new research on a variety of topics in orthopedic surgery, including studies related to...
9-Mar-2023 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Higher Fracture Risk After Total Hip Replacement When Cementless Implant Used to Treat Femoral Neck Fracture

A study by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and other centers found that total hip replacement performed with a cementless prosthesis for a femoral neck fracture led to a higher rate of a second fracture and subsequent revision surgery. The...
8-Mar-2023 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

3D Surface Topographic Scans Yield Reliable Spine Range of Motion Measurements in Adolescents

Cameras that can scan an entire body in a fraction of a second can give spinal surgeons an accurate assessment of how much range of motion youth with scoliosis have in their torso – a critical piece of information for guiding management of people...
7-Mar-2023 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Get Off on the Right Foot: Advice When Buying Back-to-School Shoes for Kids

If the back-to-school shopping list includes a new pair of sneakers, it’s important to choose a shoe with good support that fits well, say pediatric orthopedic surgeons at HSS. They provide tips on what to look for when buying new shoes for young...
4-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT

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Movement as Medicine: The Many Health Benefits of Dancing

HSS doctor/ballroom dancer discusses the many physical and psychological benefits of dancing. She provides tips to prevent injury and get the most out of the activity.
30-Jun-2023 4:05 PM EDT

Stay on Your Toes This Winter: Protect Your Feet During Cold Weather Months

In the winter, orthopedic specialists at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) often see an uptick in injuries and foot problems that could be avoided with good practices. They offer advice for preparing for weather challenges.
14-Dec-2022 5:00 PM EST

HSS Shares Successful Strategies to Support the Health of Older Adults with Online Programs

To address health concerns of inactivity and social isolation in older adults during the pandemic, the HSS Education Institute utilized various online approaches to deliver high quality musculoskeletal health education, exercise and support...
26-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT

Sports Medicine Experts Offer Insights During Olympics

Hospital for Special Surgery physicians, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, sports psychologist and nutritionist are available for comment during Beijing Olympic games.
11-Aug-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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